Aereogramme - My Heart Has A Wish That You Would Not Go

Was there a desperate rush to get this album out? Take the title of Aereogramme’s third, and it is a telling sign of the musical content; long-winded, bleak, rushed. It suffers a desperately lacklustre start, with opening tracks ‘Conscious Life for Coma Boy’ (with it’s painfully trashy synthesised strings) and ‘Barriers’ struggling to find any direction under an overwhelming sequence of 'anything chords', and endorsed by pointless 'anything lyrics'.

‘My Heart’ is salvaged from disaster by ‘A Life Worth Living’, thanks to an inspired samba injection into the vein of reverberated post-rock. Furthermore ‘Living Backwards’ shows the real signs of potential, as nothing less than a slice of mesmerising rock guitar mastery, ironically worthy of a top-notch Radiohead record.

The portions are wrong. A sensed loss of bottle on the final song-writing stretch results in ‘My Heart’ being left damagingly short of the mark in its endeavours to create musical illumination out of despairing subject matter. Very premature, and struggling in its incubator.

Worth a download:

A Life Worth Living
Living Backwards



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Last updated: 28/05/2018 18:45:16

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